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Carson City authorities make a number of assault, domestic violence arrests

A Carson City man faces a gross misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment and a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her family. According to the arrest report the mother of the woman who was beaten called authorities saying that her daughter had been assaulted.

Senate Hears Bill That Would Allow Guns On College Campuses

By Andrew Doughman / Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – When Amanda Collins testified before a Senate committee, she recounted an emotional story of her brutal assault at University of Nevada, Reno campus.
Collins said she was defenseless when serial rapist and convicted murderer James Biela attacked her in a UNR parking garage.

Jerry Smith: 'Welcome home'

800. Another 800. Memorial Day, and every day throughout the year another 800 survivors from World War II die. Not to count the heroes from each of the "Police Actions" that have followed that war....

Police: Solar vandal culprits are nabbed

Three juveniles were arrested Sunday after allegedly breaking solar panels at Seeliger Elementary School.The mother of a 12-year-old brought her son to the Sheriff's Office to tell deputies he h...

United Way partners with Carson City agencies to address crime prevention and substance abuse

The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has chosen several Carson City area nonprofit organizations and agencies to help with funding in areas that address crime and substance abuse prevention among youth.

The partnerships, announced Monday, are aimed to address the complex conditions that are putting youth at risk, said Karen Barsell, CEO and president of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

Nevada Sen. Reid taken to Las Vegas hospital after motorcade involved in five-vehicle accident

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid was taken to University Medical Center Trauma early Friday afternoon after his motorcade was involved in a multivehicle accident on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas.
Sources say Reid suffered no visible injuries but was being checked by doctors. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott said the accident occurred about 1:10 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-15, north of Sahara Avenue.
Trooper Loy Hixson said five vehicles were involved in the accident: two vehicles carrying Reid and members of his party; two Metro Police vehicles; and one civilian vehicle.

Carson City National Night Out ranks among best in the U.S.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has been informed that this year’s National Night Out, held in Mills Park in August, has been awarded 5th place among communities nationwide of populations between 50,000 and 99,999.

Carson City placed just behind Maple Grove, MN, Terre Haute, IN, Brooklyn Park MN, and Suffolk, Va. This award is Carson City’s eleventh consecutive year of receiving national recognition, each year climbing higher on the placement list of top rated community events.

Reno girl found in Indiana with in-law going home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Reno teenager was returning home with her family Tuesday after she sparked a five-day search by abruptly leaving for Indiana with her 29-year-old brother-in-law, Reno police said.

Carson City man arrested for sexual assault against 15-year-old girl

Carson City Sheriff deputies Sunday night arrested Luis Mayoral-Ortiz, 27, in the 3200 block of Market Street for sexual assault involving a 15-year-old girl.

According to the police report, the victim reported being at a residence in the 400 block of Hot Springs Road, and that the suspect had given her shots of Jack Daniels. She said she became sick and passed out, and when she woke up, the suspect was having sex with her.

NHP issues nearly 12,000 cell phone-related distracted driving traffic citations

Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol issued nearly 12,000 traffic citations to motorists observed talking, texting or reading non-voice communication while operating a motor vehicle on Nevada’s highways in 2012.

Thirty of the offenders last year received their second citation for the same offense with 25 of those witnessed on their phone for a third time and cited once more. In all, as of Dec. 26, 2012, there were 11,992 citations issued.

Traffic diverted on Carson City Freeway following crash

Carson City Fire Department, sheriff's patrol officers and the Nevada Highway Patrol were at the scene of an accident Friday night in the southbound lane of I-580 at 5th Street.
The crash was reported shortly before 7 p.m., according to NHP. Care Flight was not called and cleanup around the accident was underway as of 7:30 p.m., with traffic diverted.
It is unknown if anyone was hurt or the extent of injuries. According to police scanner dispatch, one person declined treatment.

Suspect named in fatal Reno shooting of Carson man

A murder warrant has been issued for the man police say shot and killed another in a dispute outside a Reno nightclub last weekend.Arturo Bolanos, 25, is wanted on suspicion of felony murder wit...

Carson City School District superintendent addresses parents in audio statement

Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes issued a 1 minute 47 second audio statement to parents Tuesday night via email providing an update on school safety measures, including safety drills, being taken within the district.

Working in conjunction with the Carson City Sheriff's Office, there will be added police presence at all the schools leading up to Christmas break, Stokes said. Deputies will be patrolling parking lots and side streets "in show of both strength and support."

Sheriff Furlong responds to opponent's comment about gang problem

A comment posted by sheriff candidate Bob Guimont has drawn a lengthy and detailed response by the person he is hoping to replace.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong sent Carson Now his response to Guimont's comment that was posted after a gang-related shooting incident two weeks ago. Carson Now contacted Guimont and verified that the comment did in fact come from him.

Carson City man faces misdemeanor domestic battery charge

A 21-year-old Carson City man faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after allegedly hitting his fiance with a water bottle, pouring water on her and shoving her to the ground.

According to the arrest report, deputies were called to the 1100 block of Woodside Drive at around 8 a.m. regarding a domestic dispute.

At least one dead in three-vehicle accident near Carson City

Two people are dead in a three-vehicle head-on accident that happened this morning at Highway 50 and the V&T Railroad Bridge in Mound House, according to a Nevada Highway Patrol dispatcher.

Carson City Sheriff's Report: Man with felony fugitive warrant from California arrested

A Carson City man with a felony fugitive from justice warrant out of California was arrested in the 500 block of Bath Street Dec. 27 at 11:34 p.m.
Jonathan Roland Dionne, 24, was being held without bail from a warrant issued out of Solano County, Calif., on charges of cruelty to a child causing possibility of injury or death, driving under the influence and failure to comply with terms under probation.

Crime Log: Woman arrested for filing false report

A 22-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Wednesday evening for filing a false police report.

According to the arrest report, the woman claimed her boyfriend and his brother came to her residence and cut her legs several times with a box cutter. Though the reporting party did have cuts on her legs, she also has a history of mental health issues that include cutting herself and blaming others. Because of her prior history of making false claims, she was arrested for misdemeanor filing a false police report. Her bail was set at $500 plus fees.


Fire Chief: White powder found at Nevada Supreme Court determined to be non-hazardous

UPDATE: Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi reports the powdery substance found in a package on the second floor of the Nevada Supreme Court Building on Thursday is non-hazardous.

He said the two office workers who were isolated have not displayed any symptoms associated with poisoning. As soon as the fire department completes its investigation the matter will be turned over to law enforcement.

The substance was sent inside a letter package and claimed to be anthrax, authorities said.


More details emerge about dog shooting

In a tragic incident on Friday, an officer was attacked by a dog while making an arrest, leading to shots being fired and the death of the dog.

Initially we reported the story based on the dispatch log. The official arrest report has more details about the incident.

According to the arrest report, at about 2:30 p.m. Friday, an officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a car containing Kevin Dean Parrish, 26, and Asya Rose Pedone, 30, both Carson City residents. Also in the car were two large dogs identified as being similar in appearance to a pit bull, and two children.

Carson City authorities make drug-related arrests

A Carson City woman faces multiple drug charges after being stopped on a traffic warrant.
Geraldine May Guthrie-Dumas, 50, was booked on suspicion of felony possession of a methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance charges a well as allegedly holding prescription pills without a prescription and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,581.

Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Annual Memorial Service

Over 100 Honor Guards from all over Nevada will participate in the ceremony.
Nevada will honor 126 law enforcement officers that have died in the line a duty
Event Date: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu May 01 2014 .
May 1, 2014 (All day)

In conjunction with National Police Week, Thursday, May 1, 2014 the 17th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony takes place on the Capitol grounds in Carson City, Thursday, May 1.

The service will honor the 126 Nevada Peace Officers that have been killed in the line of duty. In 1998, the memorial was dedicated on the Capitol grounds to recognize the ultimate sacrifice these officers made in service of their communities.

Thousands cited for using cell phone while driving in Nevada

The Nevada Departments of Transportation and Public Safety, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Police are reminding motorists that handheld cellphone use while driving is illegal.

Carson City suspect in house fire found dead at Duck Hill

The suspect who fired a single gun shot tonight in the area of an arson fire early this morning on Garnet Way and Duck Hill has been found dead.
The gunshot was heard around 7 p.m., and authorities spent more than two hours searching for the suspect, Robert McCleary, who was wanted for questioning after reportedly setting his home on fire and leaving surreptitious messages.

Felony assault arrests keep Carson City officers busy during Nevada Day weekend

Carson City officers arrested five people on Saturday with two facing felony assault charges after a fight at the former Toads Bar in Carson City.

Officers responded to the bar in the 300 block of William Street at 10:22 p.m. where they observed two men dragging, kicking and punching a man near the front entrance. Arresting officers ordered the men involved in the melee to the ground, which they complied, according to the arrest report.

Carson City authorities arrest woman on hit and run, DUI and reckless driving charges

A 23-year-old Dana Point, Calif. woman was arrested Halloween night in Carson City and faces misdemeanor charges of hit and run, reckless driving, marijuana possession and driving under the influence after she allegedly hit a pickup and took off at a high rate of speed through a residential area.

Crash sends mom and 2 kids to hospital, South Lake Tahoe man faces DUI charge

A 39-year-old South Lake Tahoe man faces a felony DUI charge after a head-on vehicle crash Tuesday that injured a mother and two children in town visiting, according to South Lake Tahoe police.

Dara Siev was arrested for felony DUI and booked into the custody of the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe. The crash was reported at 4:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard near Blue Lake Avenue. The injuries sustained to the mother and children ages 4 and 8 were reported to be not life-threatening, South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Brian Williams said.

Sheriff's Office to conduct training exercise


The Carson City Sheriff's Office will be hosting a joint training exercise with several other area police departments on Saturday, April 21 at 505 E. King Street (the old Kinkead building). Residents are being warned that on the day of the excerise they may hear what appears to be gunshots from the area around that facility.

For more information, contact Reserve Commander Tom Crawford at 887 - 2500 or download the press release below.

Police train for event

Carson City Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Cullen takes a practice run through a skills course Friday morning in preparation for today’s competition. The Carson CIty Sheriff’s Office sixth annual Extreme Motor Officers Training Challenge...

Suspicious package likely birthday prank

A practical joke on an employee that recently celebrated a birthday prompted a call to police to report a suspicious package at a glass shop on Highway 50 East today.

RICO Lawsuit against NHP about drug-sniffing dog program

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Attorney Kenneth McKenna has filed a Federal Lawsuit on behalf of Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers and a retired Sergeant of Police who in part created and established the K-9 Drug Interdiction Unit for the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Neighbor helps arrest man who flees police

A 29-year-old unemployed Gardnerville man was arrested with a neighbor's help at 10:25 p.m. Sunday after fleeing from police.Officers responded to a call of fireworks being set off in the 4000 block of Pheasant Drive around 10 p.m.

Carson City authorities make several felony arrests over weekend

A Carson City man faces a felony domestic violence charge after he admitted to beating his wife and putting her into a choke hold until she passed out.
Jerry Alexander Cisneros, 26, was arrested Sunday night in the 200 block of Adams Street.

According to the arrest report, the victim's wife stated that Cisneros punched her in the face and mouth and then choked her until she passed out for about 10 minutes inside their home.

The Hundred Year War On The Economy

Sometimes it takes a while to get the big picture, to see things coming into focus. Now, I am not much for conspiracy theories, but if anything looks like it is being driven by design, this is one. The theories driving it were formulated many lifetimes ago. The people whose sick minds spawned them are long dead. For the life of me I do not understand how any egomaniac could possibly get his jollies from a trend he might have started but maybe not even his great-grandson might see coming to fruition. But there it is, a hundred year timeline on several fronts.

Destruction of money

Carson City man jailed on felony domestic battery and home invasion charges

UPDATE: Carson City sheriff's office deputies made multiple felony and misdemeanor arrests from Friday through Monday during the Memorial Day weekend holiday period. Felony arrests were for domestic battery, weapon and drug charges.

Carson city deputies arrest five on felony charges during weekend patrol

A 50-year-old Carson City man was arrested Friday on a felony charge of possession of a stolen vehicle after he had been stopped and then took off running from officers before being caught, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

James Dean Anderson was taken into custody at 4:38 p.m. in the 1500 block of Continental Drive. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a police officer and driving on a revoked license for DUI.

Nevada Highway Patrol offers travel and safety tips for Christmas holiday motorists

With Christmas and New Years Day each falling on a Tuesday this year, most families may be planning one or both holidays into a four-day event and traveling out of the area or staying near home and celebrating locally. Long holiday weekends generally means more motorists traveling on our state’s roadways thus increasing the calls for service for our agency. Please assist us with our highway safety efforts this holiday season by always driving with safety in mind first, being courteous to others motorists, and never drink and drive.

Carson City authorities arrest South Lake Tahoe man for felony assault

A 38-year-old South Lake Tahoe man faces a felony charge of assaulting a police officer and two misdemeanor charges after he was arrested early Sunday following a struggle with Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies in the 4600 block of Snyder Avenue.

Raymond Michael Elben is in the Carson City jail with bail of $11,549. According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched to the area before midnight Saturday for a report of a man on the ground.

Police: Ex-boxing champ Forrest killed

ATLANTA (AP) - Vernon Forrest, a former two-division champion who gained stardom when he became the first boxer to defeat Shane Mosley, was shot to death in what police are calling an attempted robbery.

Carson City man allegedly squirts hypodermic needle in front of officer, booked on felony drug charges

A 27-year-old Carson City man faces felony drug charges after being arrested in the parking lot of Walmart Wednesday.

Richard Reid Adams was arrested at 12:21 p.m. According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched to the parking lot after receiving information that it appeared as if someone was attempting to break into a vehicle and had, earlier, went through a back pack located inside the trunk.

Arraignment Date Set for Steven Brooks

by ALEX POMPLIANO Former Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks made another court appearance in California Tuesday. He’s being held on three felony charges including evading police and resisting arrest, stemming from a chase earlier this year, only a few hours after... Read More ›

Two gang members face felony battery charges after beating Carson City man

Two known Carson City gang members have been arrested after allegedly beating a man who had tried to defend his sister from a rash of annoying phone calls made to her while she was working.

In statements made by the victim and his sister, the problem began on Friday when one of the 18th Street gang members, identified as Jaimi Ponce, 19, kept calling a fast-food restaurant, wanting to speak with the woman. When the victim, who also worked at the restaurant told the man to stop calling, Ponce began yelling at him on the phone, according to the arrest report.

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company’s Les Misérables’ cast prepares for November shows

A cast of nearly 60 performers has been selected for Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company’s first-ever production of Les Misérables in November. The theatre company will present 10 performances of the famed international hit on weekends, Nov. 8-24, at the Carson City Community Center.

Nick Favero has been cast in the lead role Jean Valjean, whose dark life as a convict is transformed by a saintly bishop after he nearly returns to prison for stealing.

Carson City woman stabbed in arm, suspect remains at large

UPDATE 6:15PM: Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong provided more details into Thursday afternoon's stabbing. The woman who was assaulted and found near Fall and Corbett streets suffered a deep cut to the arm. Her injuries are non-life threatening. The victim reported that she knows the suspect and told investigators he was an ex-boyfriend, said Sheriff Furlong.
The man is described as Hispanic, with a long dark ponytail, 5 foot 8 inches tall, and a build of about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and black or dark pants.

Beware of holiday scams

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is warning Nevadans who may be participating in last minute holiday shopping to be aware of identity theft, charitable donation scams, and text message scams.

Burning Man: No police state in Black Rock City

BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. — Forget all those rumors about this year's Burning Man event being a police state.

It's the same gathering of free-wheeling Burners that have populated the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach for more than 10 years, with the Bureau of Land Management, Pershing and Washoe counties' sheriffs deputies helping keep the 48,195 Burners reasonably in line. Final attendance is expected to hit 50,000.

Assembly Panel Hears Bill Seeking Modest Reforms To Public Employee Retirement Plan

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Legislature finally took up the issue of reforms to the state’s public employee retirement system today, but the proposed changes from Democratic Assembly Speaker John Oceguera are modest.

Carson City man beaten; father and two sons face felony charges

A Carson City father and two sons are in jail facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly beating a man who was apparently in an argument with a family member in which a cell phone was broken.
The incident was reported on Monday at 9:20 p.m., when a deputy was dispatched to the 300 block of David Street for a report of three men kicking in the door of an apartment.

Carson City fire crews knock down structure fire at Aloha Medicinal production plant

Carson City fire crews knocked down a fire Tuesday night that produced heavy smoke inside the fungus-based pharmaceutical company Aloha Medicinals in the 2300 block of Arrowhead Drive.

Damage was confined to a dust collection system, which caught fire when sawdust-like material ignited during a mill and grind operation, said Carson City Battalion Chief Eric Bero.

The fire was reported as an alarm at 5:35 p.m. and crews had flames knocked down 5:47p.m., with the situation reported under control at 6:36 p.m.

Police Investigate After Pyramid Lake Tribal Chairman dies

Pyramid Lake Tribal Police confirm Pyramid Lake Tribal Chairman, Wayne Burke, died early Sunday morning.
Police do not have many details at this time, but they that he died in Nixon. They don't have information on how he died at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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